06/06/2012 - 12:00 - Auditori PRBB

Novel mechanisms of cancer and aging

Sessions científiques, CRG Group Leader Seminars

Bill Keyes

Gene Regulation, Stem Cells and Cancer Programme, CRG

Bill Keyes got his undergraduate degree from NUI Galway, Ireland, which was followed by a Masters in Medical Science in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He then moved to Edmonton, Canada to do his Ph.D. in developmental biology at the University of Alberta. Subsequently he moved to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY for a postdoc, where he studied the role of the p63 transcription factor in cancer and aging.

In 2009, he started his own group in the Gene Regulation, Stem Cells and Cancer program at the CRG. His lab is interested in studying common mechanisms that link the processes of cancer and aging. Particularly, how a deregulation of stem cell proliferation plays a role in both, and how the tumor suppressive mechanism of cellular senescence is involved. In his talk, he will give an overview of the projects currently ongoing in his lab that address these issues.


The upcoming "Group leader Seminars" are:

Miquel Porta (IMIM), June 13

Maria Pia Cosma (CRG), June 20

Group Leaders Seminars are always on Wednesdays at 12:00h at the Auditorium or Sala Marie Curie.